The key to iPad success in the market was its ease of use and beautiful graphics. Hence it was important that nexuspoker look and feel was up to par with some of the best games in iTunes appstore. We had to completely rethink almost every UI interaction. Thankfully iPad screen has enough real estate to comfortably accommodate pretty much all of the graphical elements from desktop version of nexus poker. Betting, calling and raising requires entering numeric amounts. These actions are the core of poker game controls and it is extremely important that they be smooth and convenient. Through extensive testing we optimized for iPad layout of all poker controls.
Scores of iPhone and iPad poker apps offer Texas Holdem poker. However, if you are looking to have the most fun, seek those which offer a full multiplayer poker experience. Such poker apps enable you to play with real people around the world in real time. Why is that important? - We think that if you paid a few bucks for a fancy iPad poker app, you should be able to enjoy poker for more than a few hours. Problem with simulated poker apps is they are boring. Since computer cannot adjust, it keeps playing the same style which you will quickly learn to outplay. At which point you lose all interest in such app. So a better alternative is to find a solid multiplayer app for your favorite device such as nexus poker and stick with it. For a long time Apple led the way of simulated poker apps for iPad selling its own Texas Holdem Poker app. It goes without saying that Apple’s poker was artfully designed. However even that iPad poker app suffered from dumb computer syndrom.
Note that any multiplayer game requires an Internet connection. For Nexus poker bandwidth requirements are rather modest. Feel free to use either WiFi or 3G data connection.
Short handed tables have been a curse of mobile poker apps, including iPhone and iPad poker apps. The problem with 2-5 handed poker tables is they offer you different odds. If you are trying to play well, ignoring odds (implied and expressed) is a mortal sin in poker. Your every decision is governed by odds that cards offer you at the moment. A full 9-handed table offers you completely different odds from short-handed situations. Thus playing short-handed forces you to make multiple adjustments in your poker game. Of course you can just ignore such details and continue playing poker on iPad same as you were before. That however will surely trim your win rate. Good news is nexus poker iPad client offers the same full tables as any desktop poker app. Thus you can safely forget about calculating short-handed odds.
While there are some differences around User Interface, main limitation of our iPad poker app is lack of multi-tabling. But that never stopped us from playing hundreds of hours of poker on our trusty iPad. That is another way of saying that single table is rather natural for a mobile game. Rest assured it does not take away any of the fun of playing America’s favorite card game - Texas Holdem Poker.